Senator Grace Poe - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Senator Grace Poe


Senate probe sought into PNP's P1.89-B Mahindra purchase

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Senator Grace Poe, who called for the probe, says former interior secretary Mar Roxas will be invited to the hearing

COA flags the PNP's purchase of 2,054 Mahindra vehicles in 2015. The PNP completely blames the DBM despite taking an active role in the procurement

Poe wants probe vs abusive debt collection practices

Mar 04, 2018 - 10:24 AM

Senate Grace Poe says debt collectors engaging in unfair practices 'must be punished to put an end to their prevalent abusive behavior'

PROBE SOUGHT. Grace Poe grants Senate reporters an ambush interview. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senate hearing on fake news, De Castro on Sereno, CIA on Russian meddling | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Is it official gov't line to say VP Robredo is purveyor of fake news?

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy tells senators it's just her opinion, but she is told public officials like her are expected to be more responsible with their speech

Poe to LTFRB: 'Explain the math' behind cap on ride-hailing vehicles

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Units registered under Grab Philippines and Uber are around 125,000, exceeding the cap two times over

EXPLAIN. Senator Grace Poe asks the LTFRB to explain the cap on cars under transport network vehicle service. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poe seeks additional P5-B Marawi rehabilitation fund

Oct 22, 2017 - 5:45 PM

This is on top of the P5 billion for 2017 and P10 billion for 2018 allotted by the Duterte administration. The funds for 2019 have yet to be determined.

WHAT REMAINS. Inside the battle area in Marawi City.

Poe bill seeks to allow dual citizen appointees in UP, SUCs

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:37 PM

If amended the law would enable Filipino professors and experts of foreign citizenship to return home and impart their hard earned wisdom says Senator Grace Poe

DOTr says MRT 3 safe, but Poe wants 3rd party certification

May 23, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The DOTr also urges the cancellation of the contract with maintenance provider Busan Universal Rail Inc BURI citing the daily inconvenience experienced by passengers

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Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities says Senator Grace Poe

NO DISTRACTIONS. Under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, devices cannot be placed anywhere that may obstruct the driver's line of sight (highlighted in orange).

LTFRB chief: Bus in Tanay crash already 29 years old

Mar 14, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The law mandates that buses in operation for more than 15 years must be phased out

TRANSPORT SAFETY HEARING. Committee on Public Services conducts hearing on Tanay bus crash which killed 15 people,  mostly college students. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

SC: Senator Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Voting 9 3 the High Court says in its decision: Private respondent Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares is a natural born Filipino citizen qualified to hold office as Senator of the Republic

NATURAL-BORN FILIPINO. The Supreme Court rules in favor of Senator Grace Poe in the citizenship case seeking her disqualification as senator. File photo from the Office of Senator Grace Poe

Briones to candidates: How will you fund promised programs?

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Roxas will not have a problem funding his programs as part of Daang Matuwid But other bets will sure have

CANDIDATE WATCH. Former National Treasurer and Social Watch lead convenor Leonor Briones asks how presidential bets will fund their programs. Photo by Social Watch

MRT Holdings' Sobrepeña: Roxas, Abaya may be liable for graft

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Sobrepeña says Roxas and Abaya failed to act on private firms proposals and entered into questionable deals

BATTLE CONTINUES. The chief of MRT Holdings continues to blame then-transportation chief Mar Roxas and incumbent Jun Abaya for mishandling MRT3. In the photo Roxas (left) Robert John Sobrepeña (center) and Abaya (right). File photo by Rappler

Grace Poe wants inhibition of 3 Supreme Court justices

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:04 PM

UPDATED Poe says the justices who voted against her in the SET should not be involved in the cases at the SC

Ex-judge offers P300,000 for info on Poe's parents

Dec 19, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Retired judge Jesus Rodriguez Jr clarifies that he has no political motive and points out that he is not even supporting the presidential bid of Senator Grace Poe

REWARD. A retired judge in Bacolod City offers a reward to anyone who can offer 'credible' information on Senator Grace Poe's biological parents. File photo by Arnold Almacen/Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Rizalito David to SET majority: Resign if we win at SC

Dec 08, 2015 - 6:57 PM

David s camp has long insisted that the 5 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe made their decisions based on political considerations

RESIGN. Petitioner Rizalito David asks 5 members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted in favor of Grace Poe to resign if the Supreme Court rules that she is not natural-born Filipino. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

David camp asks SC to intervene in Grace Poe case

Dec 08, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Petitioner Rizalito David cites the dissenting opinions of 3 Supreme Court justices all members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted to disqualify Grace Poe as senator

HIGHLIGHTS: Ang Pagsusuri

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Watch the highlights of Ang Pagsusuri: The Vice Presidential Forum here

VLOG: SET rules Grace Poe is natural-born Filipino

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:55 AM

The members of the tribunal vote the same 5 4

VLOG: Poe hints Roxas, Binay behind DQ petitions

Dec 03, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Poe says she s confident the Supreme Court will be give her a favorable ruling

VLOG: Poe camp rejects Comelec DQ ruling

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Senator Grace Poe plans to appeal the decision before the Comelec en banc

WATCH: Ang Pagsusuri

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:03 AM

Watch the livestream of Ang Pagsusuri: The Vice Presidential Forum here on Rappler

VLOG: Duterte should be allowed to run — Poe

Nov 27, 2015 - 9:13 PM

A recent Pulse Asia survey shows Duterte is top choice for president among Metro Manila voters

Poe not qualified? Let her run first, lawyer tells Comelec

Nov 25, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Grace Poe s lawyer George Garcia says the senator didn t intend to lie about her natural born status

DOCUMENT: SET decision on disqualification case vs Grace Poe

Nov 21, 2015 - 1:16 PM

In its 32 page decision the Senate Electoral Tribunal dismisses the petition for disqualification based on ineligibility filed by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David against Senator Grace Poe

VICTORY FOR NOW. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe attends the preliminary hearing of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the disqualification case filed against her by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David. File photo

Duterte on presidency, Poe’s SET case, Paris attacks | 6PM wRap

Nov 20, 2015 - 6:40 PM

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Duterte for president, Trudeau on trash, PH defense allies | 12PM wRap

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:52 PM

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Senators explain votes on Grace Poe's disqualification case

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The 6 senators outnumber the 3 SC justices in the Senate Electoral Tribunal but their vote is not unanimous

NO UNANIMOUS VOTE. Of the 6 senators in the Senate Electoral Tribunal, only Senator Nancy Binay votes to disqualify Grace Poe as senator of the Philippines. Rappler file photos

Poe case, Obama in Manila, France vs ISIS | 6PM wRap

Nov 17, 2015 - 7:10 PM

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VLOG: Poe hurt by petitioner's accusations

Nov 11, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Poe says even refugees such as the Rohingyas of Myanmar ​ ​have origins

Abaya vows better MRT by March 2016

Nov 09, 2015 - 7:59 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says the Philippines deserves a better transportation chief as MRT improvements continue to be delayed

GRILLING. Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate subcommittee on public services, questions officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) led by Secretary Jun Abaya during the resumption of a public hearing on the problems plaguing the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

VLOG: Poe, Escudero file COCs

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:34 PM

The tandem is set to announce their senatorial line up next week

Grace Poe's fight shows state of foundlings in PH – lawyer

Oct 02, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Kung di po nangyari ito sa kanya di po natin malalaman sa kasalukuyan ano nga ba ang kalagayang tunay ng isang napulot lang? Walang nagdi discuss nito wala nga pong batas tungkol dito says Poe s lawyer

'TRUE FILIPINO.' Senator Grace Poe supporters gather in front of the Supreme Court in Padre Faura in Manila to show support for Poe during the oral arguments of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the disqualification case filed against her. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

David's camp 'confident' majority of SET will vote vs Grace Poe

Sep 30, 2015 - 5:45 PM

The petitioner hopes electoral tribunal will decide on the disqualification case against Senator Grace Poe before the filing of candidacies for the 2016 elections

MAJORITY? According to Manuelito Luna, counsel of 2013 senatorial candidate Rizalito David, they are confident they have the majority of votes from the Senate Electoral Tribunal to disqualify Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

VLOG: "SET case a 'replay' of FPJ experience" — Poe

Sep 11, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Senator Grace Poe meets her accuser for the first time

DOTC to expedite testing of MRT3 prototype train car

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says the MRT3 team will meet with suppliers to explore ways to provide more trains to the public ahead of schedule

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Poe camp: Nothing wrong in supporting INC's freedom of expression

Aug 31, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Senator Grace Poe s chief of staff responds to the statement of lawyer Trixie Cruz Angeles who says her statements amount to a violation of the anti graft law

INC'S RIGHTS. Senator Grace Poe says she recognizes the rights of Iglesia ni Cristo to freedom of expression

IN PHOTOS: Susan Roces, Grace Poe lead star-studded FPJ tribute movie screening

Aug 20, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Susan Roces Grace Poe Coco Martin Maja Salvador and more attend a tribute screening of Fernando Poe Jr s movie Ang Probinsyano on the late actor s birthday

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FPJ birthday tribute or Grace Poe campaign?

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Supporters and politicians flock to the late King of Philippine movies 76th birthday celebration

Bangkok blast, Poe-Roxas talks, PH internet | 12PM wRap

Aug 18, 2015 - 12:47 PM

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NPC-Poe talks, Iqbal on BBL, China devaluates yuan| 12PM wRap

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:31 PM

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Rappler Explains: Is Grace Poe Filipino?

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:50 PM

In the second part of this video explainer series Rappler takes a look at the citizenship issues against the neophyte senator

Rappler Explains: Can Grace Poe sit on the Iron Throne?

Aug 06, 2015 - 6:02 PM

In the first part of this video explainer series Rappler takes a look at the residency issues against the neophyte senator

Roxas on poll numbers, Chiz gives way, MH370 mystery | 12PM wRap

Aug 05, 2015 - 12:17 PM

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Aquino’s last SONA, NBI on INC, MERS in Korea| 12PM wRap

Jul 28, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Osmeña on Poe, SC blasts Knights of Rizal, open school system | 12PM wRap

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:26 PM

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Aquino-Poe meeting, jets on Subic Bay, Paul George on NBA success | 12PM wRap

Jul 21, 2015 - 12:46 PM

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Poe: First 1,000 days crucial for child’s development

Jul 03, 2015 - 5:54 PM

The senator has 2 pending bills aiming to end child malnutrition nationwide

#ZEROHUNGER. One of Senator Grace Poe's advocacies is eradicating hunger in the Philippines. Photo by Josh Albelda

Duterte still best bet for president in 2016 – businessmen

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:00 PM

But why does he talk like he has a ready program of government? The Philippines largest group of CEO still hopes the Davao mayor will seek the highest post

'BEST BET'. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the best candidate for 2016 presidential race, says officials of Asia CEO group. In the photo are Asia CEO members talking to Duterte (the one wearing Barong). All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

SWS on Poe, MERS outbreak, De la Hoya’s comeback | 6PM wRap

Jun 24, 2015 - 6:12 PM

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